Friday, January 28, 2022

9 October – Be sure you know how to twist

Today we have a real treat for you. I know there's a real fan of today's song amongst the illustrious team of writers. I...

28 August – A thousand stars show the way

Thick and thin. That's an adage that applies to every country taking part in our favourite TV show. Any country can win, but equally...

15 August – I dialed one, one, eight, wished, hoped

Rap. Is there a musical genre that divides opinion more? It's always a higher risk style than, say, Schlager or the good old-fashioned ballad....

Denmark – it’s as catchy as cholera

Just at the moment this started playing on my other screen, a Highways Agency van turned up outside my window and is, as I...

Monty looks at Finland, Latvia, Switzerland and Denmark

Finland – first rehearsal report here I’ve timed everything wrong today, and thought we had a lunch break after Bulgaria, but it’s after Finland. It’s...

Eurovision 2021 Week 1 Day 4 Afternoon 1 – Nick’s View

I've received a letter from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales, asking me if my reference to heading off to the virtual gym at...

The Fanning Verdict – Eurovision 2021 – Day Four

I’m not going to lie, this is a Eurovision 2021 day I’ve not looked forward to. It’s the part of the show laden with...

And Denmark closes the semi-finals

And so, our semi-finals close with Denmark. I have to say that after all the gloominess we’ve had today this is actually musically quite...

Denmark – This is going to do some business, isn’t it?

As you may or may not know, I hate this song with a passion rarely seen in me (spoiler: it isn’t), but I thought...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 10 – Denmark

Øve Os På Hinanden by Fyr Og Flamme There could be no greater harbinger of what was to come in 2020 that the Danish final...